KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — A London-based tattoo studio is providing free removal services of body art inspired by controversial rapper Kanye West.
The services is offered by Naama Studios as Ye, the rapper and music mogul formerly known as Kanye West, was condemned over a string of antisemitic statements made publicly in recent months, Washington Post reported.
In a now deleted tweet, Ye said he would go “death con 3” on “JEWISH PEOPLE,” an apparent reference to Defcon, the US military defence readiness system.
He also propounded false claims about George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis police.
With the promo tagline of ‘Yeeze Come Yeezy Go’, a play on Ye’s nickname and sneaker brand, the tattoo studio said several people have been in contact to have their Ye tattoos removed - a procedure that can cost up to £2,000 (RM10,763).
“We understand that tattoos can be triggering for some people and not everyone can afford to remove their tattoos,” the company told the portal.
A woman who took up the studio’s offer reportedly got trolled for her Ye-inspired tattoo.
“When you have a tattoo inspired by someone you admire and they start making headlines for all the wrong reasons, it’s not exactly something you want to wear on your sleeve.”
According to the studio, the removal process can take several months where intense pulses of light are applied to the ink, which then breaks down into particles that are removed by the immune system.